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    September 26, 2012
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>> boycott at the u.n. the u.s. is a no show to protest against iran's president speaking on yom kippur. ahmadinejad delivers his usual diatribe against israel and the united states. >> no suspension for belichick but that won't end the furor over the replacement refs. a deal in sight? does this mean to he would tackle the deficit? ann romney dishes to ja leno about mitt. >> would you say he is frugal or cheap? >> cheap. >> cheap. really cheap. okay. >> do you want to know what he does when he leave the house? he turns off the h water heat. >>o yo knot hoe w we come back from the house, he forgets he has to turn the hot water heater on, cold shers, they're not that bad. >> indeed. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in new york. dueling messages in ohio where
in a few moments both ndides wi beelin ch appearing only about 100 miles from each other but with sharply different messages. as president obama widens his ohio lead in the latest polls, joining me for our daily fix, chris cizilla, managing editor of post and "whington po" pic reporter karen tu multi. chris, first talk about the polls. how significant is it the double-digit lead in some polls now, cbs/"new york times" poll the trend first in "the washington post" and our wl street jourl/nbwsols weiso moving fairly steadily into the obama camp? >> i would say the answer to that at the moment is yes. the post on monday did move ohio from a tossup state to a lean obama state. not just becausefur p th sd him up eight points but because of the wealth of data we've had out there. i would say as a word of
caution, i don't think anyone including the obama team thinks they are going to win ohio by eight or tenoints. they are ahead at the ment. th're pbl d a think they may win by three, four, five points, but remember how critical ohio is to mitt romney's math. hard to see how he gets to 270 electoral votes without it. why he's in the state today, president obama is in the state today. ey d'tpeime ite n six weeks before an election by accident. >> chris, when we talk about this campaign, how is it possible, karen you weigh in here, how is it possible for mitt romney to win without ohio? there's a very narrow way but he would have to win both virginia and florida, and he's not -- he's not looking so great in those states right now either. >> o of the things -- >> right. >> one of the things that really is clear today also ishere
miom a and this shows the real effect of that 47% mistake in the video because here's his first to camera ad, and what he's saying in the ad, is, yo know, that he would take care of the middle clas let's sten mri aiv in poverty than when president obama took office. and 15 million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both ce about poor and middle-class families. the difference is, my policies will make thin better for em. ul mre compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. piifams poverty and strengthening the middle class. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message, because we can't afford another four years like the last four years.
>> we don't usually play whole ads but this one makes it very clear, karen, that this ishe kindf ad t youee f candidates who are really in trouble and trying to reconnect to voters and he clearly knows that he has a problem on that connection, that personal connection. >> yes. if he hadn't entitled his book "no apologies" there might be an apology in tha ad forhose t ret he has a problem with an ad like this in a place like ohio, is that it is a state that has, in fact, seen some economic growth and it's doing better than a lot of the country is and it can also see part of that growth is d gshe a bailout which are president obama's policies. so, again, this is a difficult ad to really connect with in a ple where people look at the future and they really believe that it actually is getting better. en l at "the washington,
post"/abc poll the impression that people had of romney's recent comments about people who don't pay income taxes. >> right. a majority of people, 54% view it unfavorably. the low 3 view it favobly. i d tble talked about it, when it happened, is gaffes or errors or missteps or things you don't want out in public that make it in the public are most damaging when they reinforce a perception that either undecided vs e pue generally have about you. that perception created i would say by millions and millions of dollars by back obama spending in swing states is that mitt romney is a wealthy person who is buy and large looking out for the wealthy and dismiive of the poo adl class. video reinforced that and i would say i would point to an nbc/wall street journal poll, when you mention the middle class and romney ad, nbc wall
street journal asked which candidate cares more or is more sed on the middle ass. obamaad9nt , 53/34 on that. i don't think mitt romney wins that question even if he wins the election but he can't lose it that badly. >> chris aliz scizilla, and tha karen. thank you for joining us. >> joining me for a closer look in the race, vin weber adviser to the romney campaign and governor ed rendell, a political analyst. welcome to you both. vin, this is a big challenge. you know the numbers, the battleground states better than i do. ohio, ohio, ohio t acdyou do it if ohiecom >> wot going to give up on ohio. it is critical. everybody makes that point and it's a valid point. no question the president has had a few good weeks starting with the democratic convention. no question we made a couple mistakes and we're dow a little bit. ithshe pls you e'n b cited show. let's not quibble about that.
the romney campaign understands where they stand. they've got to refocus and drive home the basic questions that should drive this campaign. the president has some advantag in the polls today. heas one satang foard ich i would simply call reality. we got the august family income report out the other day shows that family income declined again. chairman bernanke and the fed told us last week absent action we're headed toward anoer recession. thatlihae h t dre ho to convince people that they, indeed, do need to make a change in course. >> housing starts up and stock market up,o there's a well effect that peopl seem to be feelingnd people in the polls rneea another. t theno >> consumer confidence up as well as the two things you cited, andrea. the problem is, you've been focusing mostly on ohio. what i think is the most devastating in "the new york times" poll, is if it's true
thitromn is nine points behind, that's the ball game. you cannot lose pennsylvania, ohio and florida, a hope to become president. doesn't matter whether you're a democrat or republican. you lose those big three swing states and it's over. if those polls are relatively actehi the cbs poll sort of trended the same way, then mitt romney needs two things to get back in this game. one i think he can do and a good debate performance. make no mistake about it, mitt romney is a good debater. he won virtually ery republican debate et south carolina where newt gingrich started off hot and stayed hot. mitt romney is disciplined, focused in a debate he sounds and loos like a president as he did in his interview with bri lliams on education nation yesty. ilvedat performance. two, he needs an -- some form of implosion or serious mistake by
the obama campaign or some international event that doesn't rally people around the president but focuses people on a perceived weakness. e ly happen.f t in terms of a mistake by the obama campaign, they've always been fairly safe and cautious. if this were a sporting event, i would say they're running out the clock right now. >> running out the clock and, in fact, perhaps too cautious. you've hryntoi pes, a dozen meetings with foreign leaders and president obama already out of here in ohio, not meeting with any of the foreign leaders, do you think that they are playing it too safe by not meeting with president morsi, not meeting pitfalls here in new york? >> well, maybe, but i heard bill clinton answer thatquestion. he as always dispenses wisdom. the problem with meeting let's say netanyahu and the egyptian leader and libyan leader is you didn't meet with five or s
yove g to be all-in and meet with 15 or 16 or you just don't meet with any. and given the nature of the campaign, i mean if you look at prior presidents at this u.n. meeting, they didn't meet with any leaders either. >> we, -vi >> governor rendell saying, president clinton is saying. on the other hand this is not just any moment. this is a moment of greatest foreign policy crisis in this administration. so for him to decide that the campaign is more important because he'd haveo meet with toyeople in new york doesn't fly with me. although a lot of good news for the president in the polls, we've established that, the foreign policy front is not one. "the wall street journal" poll shows he's seen a pcip does drop in his handling of foreign policy and that could be an > prm th, and that is governor romney when asked what he would do differently, doesn't come up with a very cogent or believable answer.
>> before i let you go, ed rendell, wanted to ask you about pennsylvania. here you've got the president up by 12 points in the latest atointhen race where senator bob casey is only up by six points? >> well, i don't -- i can't answer that at all, andrea. i think bob casey will win i double digits. there's no question about that. he's always been very, very popular. in fact, he's only lost ew eioer and you remember who that was to. he's tough to beat. mr. smith is a very nice man and, you know, he mes across as very earnest, but i d't think bob casey is in ait of trouble. >> if he's in a bit of tuble tenefeln trouble for democrats. >> no. >> before you go, both of you, please weigh in on the nfl. ed, i knowou're a huge football fan. vin webber, the vikings. >> look, for a minnesota vikings fan, there is nothing to complain abo aftereeathe
49ers last sunday, so i'm going to have to leave all the complaints to governor rendell because we're happy in minnesota. >> you've got a free one, didn't you? >> i'm happy to say that all of a sudden everyone, governor romney, paul ryan, we're all pro union all sudden. >>ybs favor of the union. >> everybody's in favor of the union. >> don't you think that roger goodell and the owners and everyone else at this point, you know, have to -- have to cave in and do something? >> sure. >> about the replacement refs before we go through another weekend lith? >> i d't kf tet them in even if they negotiated a settlement today. i don't know if the regular nfl refs could get back for this weekend. i think they've got to make a deal and they can get some concessions i'm surerom the union but they've got to make a deal quickly and roger goodell iseall ithe t seat and i t w he has to lead the owners, not follow the owners. >> this is a game that's already been in some fire for injuries to players, for roughness, things like that. they don't need another problem.
they better settle. >> i agree with vin. >> talking to the playe rep in moment coming up. anhatooth you and if you have nothing to do this weekend we may put you on the field. ed rendell and vin weber, you could do a better job. >> iran's president taking aim at the u.s. and israel at the united nations. the annualdiatribe. theeplacement referee contvers thisretc rtnl m. at optionsxpress we're all about options trading. we create easy-to-use, powerful trading tools for all. look at these streaming charts! they're totally customizable and they let you visualize what might happen next. that's genius! wew yo needed a platform that could really help you elevate your trading.
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replacement refs was building but finally boiled over after the bad call cost the green bay packers the game monday night. the growing anger has not had any effect on the owners or commissioner roger goodell as far as we know. as the lockout continues, i
iny maou smith, executive director of the nfl players association. what are you hearing? are they in talks and do you think something may break? >> having gone through this before with the nfl owners and with the national football league, i think the only advice to allf our friends and certnly thedvic wav ouaywail the ink is dry on a new deal, we will still have a situation where we believe that the work place is less safe because the real ferees aren't doing their jobs. >> is there any possibility, do you think, i know you hav to wait until the ink is y, cealat two -- the real refs back by this weekend? >> we would hope so. as you can imagine the national football league hasn't invite med to those meetings. >> i could imagine not. >> complete shock. but at thend of the day, look, we hadbout50njsas year among the players at the national football league. the fact is most of those injuries occurred during games. and we know that because these
referees have been taken off the field by the nfl owners we do achaur players' work is less safe. until we see the real refs on the field, the players and our fans should do whatever we can to increase the pressure to get this done and certainly on behalf of the players in the national football leagu we will pursue any legal action we believe is necessary to keep our players safe. >> we've seen what coaches and managers are not very happy as well. john fox in denver, he's bn fined $35. redskinsen cin kyle shanahan fined $25,000, we had interesting video of what happened with kyle shanahan going into the tunnel and chasing after some of the placement refs and belichick, of course. na aanll this?nk the coaes a
>> well, i think -- >> there goes kyle. >> coaches have a very difficult time, obviously, in this league, getting their teams to play at the highest level. i mean the great thing about football is thatn any given sunday, you can he a team win. inoat -- coaches and players are frustrated when all their efforts that go into winning a game are possibly changed by either a bad call. i also know that certainly talkg to some of th coaches on the side and certainly the players, they wi tel youhis gas are much less safe now because of the eplacement refs that the owners have chosen. that's the key issue here. the owners have chosen to put replacement referees on the field and basically take away nearly 1500 years offfti experience off the field. that's a mistake and that's going backwards. >> and in a day and age when you have instant replay how can they explain taking ten minutes to go
over these things. the fans are frustrated. it's a real fan experience prm. ok, a a fooall fan myself, sometimes watching these games is like watching video on dialup. they're slow, choppy, and sometimes they just stop and pause. the real issue that we're facing here is everyone knows that wt our ys do elw i'm biased, but we believe it's the best sport in america. our fans love to watch our players play, they go to a game to see the best athletes playing the best game in the world. our athletes, our players, really want one thin theyant to be able too to work and knthekpla is as safe as possible. and each and every time they step on the field they know that they are risking a career-ending injury. we shouldn't be in a worldhere the fact or the itance of caheatl ba ies arencreing ague made a decision to pull the real guys off the field at a
time when we certainly need them on the field. >> thanks very much. thanks for all that youdo. >> thank you. >> up next our politico briefing. todd akin is staying in. wh ds that mean for napublic hopoake t ths rea tchell reports" only on msnbc. [ female announcer ] ordinary lotions aren't made to eat eczema, so it can feel like you're using nothing at all. but neosporin® eczema essentials™ is different. its multi-action formula restores visibly healthier skin in 3 days. neosporin® eczema essentials™. now we need a little bit more... a little bit more vanilla? this is great! [ale announr ] at humana, we believe there's never been a better time to share your pass. because the results... are you having fun doing this? yeah. that's a very nice cake! [ male announcer ] well, you can't beat them. [ giggles ] ohh! you got something huh? wh... [ male announcer ] humana understands the value of spending time together
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well we brought back layaway, so you can pay a little bit at a time. my kids would be like [tearfully] this is the best day ever! [ sobbing ] shop now and have more time to pay. ar the decision was made by the voters of the state of missouri -- [ applause ] and i have one purpose going into november and that's replacing claire mccaskill. >> he's in and staying in after hanging back for a while to try to avoid havingepca rally around todd akin the deadline has passed. republicans can't replace him. incumbent claire mccaskill is
finally coming out and going after him. todd akin in his own words on march 18th, 2011, todd akin sai he didn't like sociasecuty. epmberrd 2011, todd akin said medicare was unconstitutional. on march 16th, akin said he wants to abolish the minimum wage. on april 21st, said he would eliminate studentloans. on august 19th, todd akin said only some rapes are letimate. whil sex >> i'm claire mccaskill and i approve this message. >> so, politico congressional editor martin cady joining me now. this race is going to be so mean and so hot andt this age, mccaskill is going aer hi bu 's g l support from the -- a lot of the faith networks as well as home schoolers. he's got mike huckabee, rick santorum. how do you game this right now? >> this race is not over. remember a monthag eveone everne from mitt romney to
mitch mcconnell to john cornyn said you have to drop out, what you said was terrible, not going to give you any money. some of the money is starting to creep back in. some of the endorsements. ne ggrich helping him out, seriminor him, so did rick santor toetorum and missouri's junior senator roy blunt. this race is not over t. we haven't got an great look at this. polls ranging from mccaskill up oneoint to mccaskill up almost ten ints don'writ tf. wouldn't be surprised if more conservative pac money does start to trickle back in. they need it to win the senate. >> watch karl rove in this regard. once you see roy blunt going in you know even though all of the establishment republicans and he's part of the leadership, all ar with mitt romney made ans very clear how they feel about todd akin but if control of the senate and regaining the senate is at stake they're in and i don't think it matters to tm
what he said. todd akin as aouse member and as a lot o the sensere in us torh him, they know that this is not someone they like, that is a colleague they want to be ound. it all has to be do with bng the majority leader. >> that's the moral comprose. they thought what he saidbout lema rapsib wrecked his candidacy and the national republican senatorial committee and the rnc made a promise not to put any money in. but i mean today, this week, this race is starting to get a little more buzz and if more and more republicans think that you know w the path to our majority hohr missouri they're going to find ways even if they keep themselves one step removed to support todd akin. they'll find ways to get money in there even if it doesn't come directly from the rnc or nrcs. >> mark cady with o politico brfing > tno bowling green, ohio, president obama speaking to the crowd.
>> by the way, those of you guys who have seats feel free to sit down. i'm going to be talking for a while here. and thos o't make sure you bend your knees because sometimes people faint and fall out. not because i'm so exciting but becae you've been standing a long time. there's election going on here in ohio. atd ac that's 'reonderi having, i was talking to my campaign manager, he was meeting with this couple who had this adorable 4-year-old son named sammy and they were very pud that sammy knew what was going on and there was a picture of me on the wall a t patients said, who's that, say? mmy , at'sacam and then the parents asked, and what does barack obama do? and sammy thinks for a second and he says, he approves this ueryage.
true story. that's what i do. i approve this message. and ohio, that's because starting on october 2ehi is just six days from now, you get to start voting. you get to have your say. [ applause ] you can register to vote all the way up until october 9th, but i yore already registered you can art tingn siys this is important because you've got a big choice to make. and it's not just a choice between two parties or two candidates, it is a choice between two fundamentally differentaths for america. twounntly dre chs outu my opponent and his running mate
are big believers of top down economics. they basically think if we just spend another $5 trillion on tax cuts that favor ver th, - don't boo. vote. vote. vote. vote. vote. >> as we watch president obama in bowling green, ohio, about 100 miles away, there is mitt romney taking the stage in bedford heights outside of cleveland. >> what spring wire is. you guys know what spring wire is? no. okay. ll, yeeeir tou gefrom the hardware store and you bend it and it stays in the same shape you bend it t spring wire you bend and it goes right back to where it started. so when a car, for instance, their little valves that g up d down tha all the fuel and
air t go intoheylr t let the exhaust out, those little valves are open and shut by springs and they make the wire that goes into those springs that opens and shut valves and also make the wire that goes into highwa. you may n know known tha t just as rebausr but they take cable, stretch it, pour concrete over it, they call that stressed concrete and the spring that the stee tries to pull that concrete together, they me that too. they make the kind of sprin that gnt yr garage door. ever look at the garage doors, see the big round spring up there lifting up the weight of the garage door. do not ever try to aust that on your own. i is it that once. and when the bolt was unloosed eoo a high velocity almost through the other wall on the other side of the garage. do not try that. they make these spring wires and metal comes in here, they
stretch it, heat it, ty put it in various baths and give it the property of returning tots original shape. d ey d wl.t they do here. some of their customers have gone out of business. we talked about what's happened to some of their major customers. some have gone out of business because competition from overseas which is often unfair hadriv the ctomeut ofin ahe their customers go out of business, they lose business here and people lose jobs. one of the nations that has cheated over the years has been china. they've artificially held down the value of the currency and by doing that, the prices of low and when their prices are low and they compete with our manufacturers, our guys go out of business and people lose jobs. and that's why one thing i will do from day one is label china a currency manipulator, they mt not steal jobs in unfair ways.
mitt romney in bedford heights, ohio, outside of cleveland, amping up his criticism of the administration for not being tough enough in china. a trade issue in ohio which has suffer problems competition from ovseasutig n onth lest unemployment rates in the nation and where president obama has pulled ahead by double digits in some polls. we'll be right back. up next, iran's president addressing the general assembly here in new york today and emmy winning tv host singer andy willia died atis he in so missouri after a year long battle with bladder cancer. andy williams best known for his rendition ofmoivwh won for baes song in breakfast of tiffanies. launched the andy williams show in 1962, on the air until 1971 and continued as a yearly christmas special.
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clear exale ofhisitte reality. a state of mistrust has cast its shadow on the international relations while there is no trt or just authority to help resolve world conflicts. no one feels sece or saveve e e a stockpile thousands of atomic bombs and other arms in their arsenals. >> joining me former ambassador nicolas burns with harvard's kennedy school. i hate to quote a yankee to a red sox passionate red sox fan bu asogerld say, this is deja vu all over again with ahmadinejad attacking israel and empty sea in the u.s. delegation. today they said because it is the yom kip pur holiday and founthat additionally offensive. ou absolutely right, andrea. he is not the figure he once was in 2006 and 2007 when he came to
new york and lots of people paid tention. he's the same old person with the same old vile and vitriol hatred against israel. he'sracaeduced figure in his own country. he's had a very difficult last two years as president. he's been warring with the supreme leader of iran as well as with the parliament there. he will be out of office next year. the united stes vern w righnot show up in the general assembly. at least 12 others countries boycotted the event. that's a little unusual at the united nations but he deserves it because he doesn't ever say anything useful and given our strong support for israel in particular, we had to make a stement today, thebama admisttion did make a stem w noio listen to him anymore. >> do you think that the administration made a mistake in having the president really not in action here? this is the first time, really unprecedented for him to have no r esaallies, but morsi withust
is here, this is a pivotal moment with egypt, he spoke to the united nations, all these meetings held by hillary clinton and not by the president othe united states. jon stewart ierviewing king abdullah of jordan last night and posing that question. eson is there any discussion amongst world leaders about the american president not being available for face-to-face meetings? is that upsetting? >> not that i heard. everybody is there preparing for their speeches and side mtings with other leaders. at went an is ware, in fact, perhaps in some respects blowing this out of proportion is this. >> most likely probably. >> the king being diplomatic and polite. what about the fact that the president was not engaged here? >> well, you know, ihinkhe id i h defense, very hard working person, he was on the phones to mohamed morsi after our embassy was attacked in cairo two weeks ago, working,
of course, also on the phone to prime minister netanyahu the nit before that, so the idsngnd leading the united states in the world. the symbolism is important as you are inferg and would have been been better if the president would have been able to have a few bilateral meetings with the top leaders, leaders of the middle east in crisis, but there's no question thathe's on tof g a he's had a very successful run at foreign policy over the last three and a half years and it's interesting, andrea, to see that foreign policy has made a real comeback, right in the heart of this political campgn right now, everything from the middle east crises to the in pemh elnd wh us, and, of course, china as a scapegoat for both candidates really, and i think it's important that we continue this discussion of foreign policy as the debates approach over the next month. >> exactly. mo,ndt same tanyahu arrin podium where iran's president
was today. how does he inject himself into the campaign or combat the iranian threats and rhetoric? >> i think prime minister nenyahis amarty,as a real responsibility as he will do, obviously, to take these charges by ahmadinejad seriously. if you're an israeliiven israeli and jewish history you cannot disregard the leader of a foreign country who routinely, not just once or twice, sa he want to wipe ilff theap of world. so prime minister netanyahu has an opportunity tomorrow which i'm sure he'll take to be a strong advocate for his country, stand up for israel, he can count on the united states to support him, the one thing that obviously you wouldn't want to see the prime minister doithe mo ot aifntoint during his time here is to interject himself into our political campaign. not wise for foreign leaders even if they're close to us like the prime minister to do that. and on this issue of iran as you
know, prime minister netanyahu has receny issued a challenge t ud est outo set red lines so points at which the united states will use military force to attack iran if iran does x, y or z and i think most people believe that setting red lines would be a major mistak president obama, of cours hasejektsd that as he shou. weon w teo not want to go to war based on some artificial red line. we only use military force if we absolutely have to and there's a lot of timeeft as president ama said yesterday, to negotiate with iran as well as to sanction themn the months ahd. i think th'she oyic th tot o people are giving prime minister netanyahu now. he certainly has a right to defend himself against the lies that ahmadinejad told today. >> nick burns, great to see you, even if you are a red sox fan. thank you very much. >> thanks, andrea up ne, ecatina. high-tech, hands on learning, rolling into a town near you. you're watching "andrea mitchell
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know, door-to-door really trying to help troubled school districts and reaching out to students? >> sure. so weet outs aje t seeks to about bring back more hand's on learning in schools. we were interested in giving kids opportuties to tinker with their hands and build stuff and bring them into the world and we discovered that this act of making meg, o prototyping and objecting and making it real, has a lot more benefits than just the tangible physical ones. so, we've discovered by talking to a lot of teachers we visited and a l of students that what we're really doing is we're ndset, a growth mindset, we are here to encourage students it's okay if sething doesn't work the first time and you can fail and learn from that failure and we think those kinds of lessons apply more broadly in life than just academia per se. >> jason,hat kind of tngs are until trk? ee some pretty cool
tools, laser cutters, 3d cutters, glue guns, glue sticks, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, and hammers -- >> high tech, low tech, everything. >> yh. >> what ageroups are y reing to reach fourth through seventh graders primarily because we feel in the younger grades you get a lot of opportunities to work on open-ended sort of fun crafty projects, but as you move through scol, things get locked down a little bitore as d e'ss standardized colle testing that takes place. we want to reach students at the point where those exploratory exerses are going away and show them that there's still value in having some more open-ended things that all you to ri, a little more creativity. >> and are you finding that teachers and school districts are open to this? >> oh, my goodness, yes. so i'm -- we thought that initially they would be very welcoming and inviting to us
becae we have things like lacus 3d cutters and the technology would be exciting. after we leave teachers and principals are getting back in touch with us and saying the experiences these kids are having, so great, so far removed from the typical experience in a classroom and they have to read something and memorize sometng 'st been a great, i think, opportunity for teachers and students to contemplate a different kind of learning. >> it's been really cool. one of the teachers that we're going to be visited in a couple of days actually, shes from a to in maschusetts calle eaonowo we contacted she. she contacted us and said, hey, look, can you visit us? this is months ago and we're like, maybe, we'll see. over the course of, you know a lot of e-mail, i guess what she is trying to do now is setting up a science fai injuon t vi she's gotten together ten to 12 others around the state and
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should have. president obama we talked about this yesterday on the air. president obama in ohio today, in virginia tomorrow. this is focusing on the nuts and bolts of campaigning, winni those swing states and worrying abouforeign policy for a l . ha youery much. >> thank you. that does it for us. my colleague thomas roberts has a look at what's next. hi, thomas. >> hi. hi, everybody. we are following thewing state scramble. polls show theresident with a th come paining hard there one week before early voting begins there. plus, egypt's new president makes the debut speech before the united nations as iran's president ahmadinejad delivers his final speech. former s dtmicl joe rubin will join me live. and developing news on the nfl. that r ef lockout, there are reports now that aeal cod be very near but has the damage done to the nfl's repution?
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